Application round in full Swing

This is a very exciting time for us. We are again in the middle of another bumper grants round with 23 full applications received. We have received applications from researchers already known to us, new and international researchers, allowing us to further widen our researcher network.

NatashaFull applications give a detailed plan of what the project is about, what the main aims are and how these will be met. Preliminary data can also be provided within the application form to strengthen the proposal, as well as costs.

January marks the start of a very busy time for the grants team. The next step for each application once received is to be processed and then sent out externally for peer review.

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Record breaking number of summary applications received

As posted recently, we are just starting our next research grant application round – and the number of summary applications received broke the record set a year ago.

We received 26 applications – 5 for PhD studentships and 21 for projects (requiring more experienced scientists).  These cover a wide range of areas, including genetics and cell-based research building on recent discoveries, further development of animal models, and the search for potential new treatments for MND. 

Only one application didn’t fit our criteria, so the remaining 25 will each be reviewed by three members of our Biomedical Research Advisory Panel (BRAP).  This left Natasha very busy last week sending out packs of summaries to BRAP members, as well as logging all the applications on our IT systems, and acknowledging their receipt to the applicants. 

When all the reviews are returned later this month, the reviewers’ scores will be used to determine which applicants are asked to submit full research proposals.

We’ll keep you updated on the progress of our research funding grants round – in the meantime, if you’re interested in finding out more about our current portfolio of research projects then please visit our ‘research we fund’ section of our website.


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